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CS/SB 476: Mental Health

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Grimsley

Mental Health; Adding a psychiatric nurse as a person at a receiving facility authorized to perform a required examination of certain patients; prohibiting the release of a patient from a receiving facility that is owned or operated by a hospital or health system without specified approvals; authorizing the release of a patient by a psychiatric nurse under certain circumstances; prohibiting a psychiatric nurse from releasing a patient if the involuntary examination was initiated by a psychiatrist without the psychiatrist’s approval, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/23/2015 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 335 (Ch. 2015-111) -SJ 591
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/22/2015 Senate • Filed
2/3/2015 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 63
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 63
3/18/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/23/15, 1:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/23/2015 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 253
3/24/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 255
3/25/2015 Senate • Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 253
4/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 04/09/15, 9:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
4/9/2015 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 377
• Now in Rules -SJ 377
4/15/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/20/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
4/20/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 425
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 425
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
4/23/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 591
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 335 -SJ 591
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 335 (Ch. 2015-111) -SJ 591